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E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Publication 925 - Main Content Table of Contents Passive Activity LimitsWho Must Use These Rules? Passive Activity Loss Passive Activity Credit Publicly Traded Partnership Excess Farm Loss Passive Activities Activities That Are Not Passive Activities Passive Activity Income and Deductions Grouping Your Activities Recharacterization of Passive Income Dispositions How To Report Your Passive Activity Loss Comprehensive ExampleGeneral Information At-Risk LimitsWho Is Affected? Activities Covered by the At-Risk Rules At-Risk Amounts Amounts Not At Risk Reductions of Amounts At Risk Recapture Rule How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Passive Activity Limits Who Must Use These Rules? The passive activity rules apply to: Individuals, Estates, Trusts (other than grantor trusts), Personal service corporations, and Closely held corporations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Even though the rules do not apply to grantor trusts, partnerships, and S corporations directly, they do apply to the owners of these entities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For information about personal service corporations and closely held corporations, including definitions and how the passive activity rules apply to these corporations, see Form 8810 and its instructions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Before applying the passive activity limits, you must first determine the amount of the deductions disallowed under the basis, excess farm loss, or at-risk rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Passive Activity Deductions, later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Passive Activity Loss Generally, the passive activity loss for the tax year is not allowed. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, there is a special allowance under which some or all of your passive activity loss may be allowed. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Special $25,000 allowance , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Definition of passive activity loss. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe    Generally, your passive activity loss for the tax year is the excess of your passive activity deductions over your passive activity gross income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Passive Activity Income and Deductions , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   For a closely held corporation, the passive activity loss is the excess of passive activity deductions over the sum of passive activity gross income and net active income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For details on net active income, see the Instructions for Form 8810. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For the definition of passive activity gross income, see Passive Activity Income , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For the definition of passive activity deductions, see Passive Activity Deductions , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Identification of Disallowed Passive Activity Deductions If all or a part of your passive activity loss is disallowed for the tax year, you may need to allocate the disallowed passive activity loss among different passive activities and among different deductions within a passive activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Allocation of disallowed passive activity loss among activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If all or any part of your passive activity loss is disallowed for the tax year, a ratable portion of the loss (if any) from each of your passive activities is disallowed. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The ratable portion of a loss from an activity is computed by multiplying the passive activity loss that is disallowed for the tax year by the fraction obtained by dividing: The loss from the activity for the tax year; by The sum of the losses for the tax year from all activities having losses for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Use Worksheet 5 of Form 8582 to figure the ratable portion of the loss from each activity that is disallowed. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Loss from an activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   The term “loss from an activity” means: The amount by which the passive activity deductions (defined later) from the activity for the tax year exceed the passive activity gross income (defined later) from the activity for the tax year; reduced by Any part of such amount that is allowed under the Special $25,000 Allowance , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If your passive activity gross income from significant participation passive activities (defined later) for the tax year is more than your passive activity deductions from those activities for the tax year, those activities shall be treated, solely for purposes of figuring your loss from the activity, as a single activity that does not have a loss for such taxable year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Significant Participation Passive Activities , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe John Pine holds interests in three passive activities, A, B, and C. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The gross income and deductions from these activities for the taxable year are as follows:   A B C Total Gross income $7,000 $4,000 $12,000 $23,000 Deductions (16,000) (20,000) (8,000) (44,000)           Net income (loss) ($9,000) ($16,000) $4,000 ($21,000)   John Pine’s $21,000 passive activity loss for the taxable year is disallowed. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Therefore, a ratable portion of the losses from activities A and B is disallowed. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe He figures the disallowed portion of each loss as follows: A: $21,000 x $9,000/$25,000 $7,560 B: $21,000 x $16,000/$25,000 13,440     Total $21,000 Allocation within loss activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If all or any part of your loss from an activity is disallowed under Allocation of disallowed passive activity loss among activities for the tax year, a ratable portion of each of your passive activity deductions (defined later), other than an excluded deduction (defined below) from such activity is disallowed. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The ratable portion of a passive activity deduction is the amount of the disallowed portion of the loss from the activity for the tax year multiplied by the fraction obtained by dividing: The amount of such deduction; by The sum of all of your passive activity deductions (other than excluded deductions) from that activity from the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Excluded deductions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe    “Excluded deduction” means any passive activity deduction that is taken into account in computing your net income from an item of property for a taxable year in which an amount of the taxpayer's gross income from such item of property is treated as not from a passive activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Recharacterization of Passive Income , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Separately identified deductions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   In identifying the deductions from an activity that are disallowed, you do not need to account separately for a deduction unless such deduction may, if separately taken into account, result in an income tax liability for any tax year different from that which would result were such deduction not taken into account separately. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Use Form 8582, Worksheet 7, for any activity if you have passive activity deductions for that activity that must be separately identified. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Deductions that must be accounted for separately include (but are not limited to) the following deductions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Deductions that arise in a rental real estate activity in tax years in which you actively participate in such activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Active participation , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Deductions that arise in a rental real estate activity in tax years in which you do not actively participate in such activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Active participation , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Losses from sales or exchanges of capital assets. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Section 1231 losses. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Section 1231 Gains and Losses in Publication 544, Sales and Other Disposition of Assets, for more information. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Carryover of Disallowed Deductions In the case of an activity with respect to which any deductions or credits are disallowed for a taxable year (the loss activity), the disallowed deductions are allocated among your activities for the next tax year in a manner that reasonably reflects the extent to which each activity continues the loss activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The disallowed deductions or credits allocated to an activity under the preceding sentence are treated as deductions or credits from the activity for the next tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For more information, see Regulations section 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe 469-1(f)(4). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Passive Activity Credit Generally, the passive activity credit for the tax year is disallowed. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The passive activity credit is the amount by which the sum of all your credits subject to the passive activity rules exceed your regular tax liability allocable to all passive activities for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Credits that are included in figuring the general business credit are subject to the passive activity rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See the Instructions for Form 8582-CR for more information. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Publicly Traded Partnership You must apply the rules in this part separately to your income or loss from a passive activity held through a publicly traded partnership (PTP). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You also must apply the limit on passive activity credits separately to your credits from a passive activity held through a PTP. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You can offset deductions from passive activities of a PTP only against income or gain from passive activities of the same PTP. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Likewise, you can offset credits from passive activities of a PTP only against the tax on the net passive income from the same PTP. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe This separate treatment rule also applies to a regulated investment company holding an interest in a PTP for the items attributable to that interest. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For more information on how to apply the passive activity loss rules to PTPs, and on how to apply the limit on passive activity credits to PTPs, see Publicly Traded Partnerships (PTPs) in the Instructions for Forms 8582 and 8582-CR, respectively. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Excess Farm Loss If you receive an applicable subsidy for any tax year and you have an excess farm loss for the tax year, special rules apply. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe These rules do not apply to C corporations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For information, see the Instructions for Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Passive Activities There are two kinds of passive activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Trade or business activities in which you do not materially participate during the year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Rental activities, even if you do materially participate in them, unless you are a real estate professional. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Material participation in a trade or business is discussed later, under Activities That Are Not Passive Activities . E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Treatment of former passive activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A former passive activity is an activity that was a passive activity in any earlier tax year, but is not a passive activity in the current tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You can deduct a prior year's unallowed loss from the activity up to the amount of your current year net income from the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Treat any remaining prior year unallowed loss like you treat any other passive loss. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   In addition, any prior year unallowed passive activity credits from a former passive activity offset the allocable part of your current year tax liability. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The allocable part of your current year tax liability is that part of this year's tax liability that is allocable to the current year net income from the former passive activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You figure this after you reduce your net income from the activity by any prior year unallowed loss from that activity (but not below zero). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Trade or Business Activities A trade or business activity is an activity that: Involves the conduct of a trade or business (that is, deductions would be allowable under section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code if other limitations, such as the passive activity rules, did not apply), Is conducted in anticipation of starting a trade or business, or Involves research or experimental expenditures that are deductible under Internal Revenue Code section 174 (or that would be deductible if you chose to deduct rather than capitalize them). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe A trade or business activity does not include a rental activity or the rental of property that is incidental to an activity of holding the property for investment. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You generally report trade or business activities on Schedule C, C-EZ, F, or in Part II or III of Schedule E. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Rental Activities A rental activity is a passive activity even if you materially participated in that activity, unless you materially participated as a real estate professional. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Real Estate Professional under Activities That Are Not Passive Activities, later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe An activity is a rental activity if tangible property (real or personal) is used by customers or held for use by customers, and the gross income (or expected gross income) from the activity represents amounts paid (or to be paid) mainly for the use of the property. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe It does not matter whether the use is under a lease, a service contract, or some other arrangement. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exceptions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Your activity is not a rental activity if any of the following apply. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The average period of customer use of the property is 7 days or less. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You figure the average period of customer use by dividing the total number of days in all rental periods by the number of rentals during the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If the activity involves renting more than one class of property, multiply the average period of customer use of each class by a fraction. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The numerator of the fraction is the gross rental income from that class of property and the denominator is the activity's total gross rental income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The activity's average period of customer use will equal the sum of the amounts for each class. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The average period of customer use of the property, as figured in (1) above, is 30 days or less and you provide significant personal services with the rentals. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Significant personal services include only services performed by individuals. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe To determine if personal services are significant, all relevant facts and circumstances are taken into consideration, including the frequency of the services, the type and amount of labor required to perform the services, and the value of the services relative to the amount charged for use of the property. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Significant personal services do not include the following. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Services needed to permit the lawful use of the property, Services to repair or improve property that would extend its useful life for a period substantially longer than the average rental, and Services that are similar to those commonly provided with long-term rentals of real estate, such as cleaning and maintenance of common areas or routine repairs. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You provide extraordinary personal services in making the rental property available for customer use. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Services are extraordinary personal services if they are performed by individuals and the customers' use of the property is incidental to their receipt of the services. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The rental is incidental to a nonrental activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The rental of property is incidental to an activity of holding property for investment if the main purpose of holding the property is to realize a gain from its appreciation and the gross rental income from the property is less than 2% of the smaller of the property's unadjusted basis or fair market value. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The unadjusted basis of property is its cost not reduced by depreciation or any other basis adjustment. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The rental of property is incidental to a trade or business activity if all of the following apply. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You own an interest in the trade or business activity during the year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The rental property was used mainly in that trade or business activity during the current year, or during at least 2 of the 5 preceding tax years. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Your gross rental income from the property is less than 2% of the smaller of its unadjusted basis or fair market value. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Lodging provided to an employee or the employee's spouse or dependents is incidental to the activity or activities in which the employee performs services if the lodging is furnished for the employer's convenience. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You customarily make the rental property available during defined business hours for nonexclusive use by various customers. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You provide the property for use in a nonrental activity in your capacity as an owner of an interest in the partnership, S corporation, or joint venture conducting that activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe    If you meet any of the exceptions listed above, see the instructions for Form 8582 for information about how to report any income or loss from the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Special $25,000 allowance. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you or your spouse actively participated in a passive rental real estate activity, the amount of the passive activity loss that is disallowed is decreased and you therefore can deduct up to $25,000 of loss from the activity from your nonpassive income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe This special allowance is an exception to the general rule disallowing the passive activity loss. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Similarly, you can offset credits from the activity against the tax on up to $25,000 of nonpassive income after taking into account any losses allowed under this exception. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you are married, filing a separate return, and lived apart from your spouse for the entire tax year, your special allowance cannot be more than $12,500. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you lived with your spouse at any time during the year and are filing a separate return, you cannot use the special allowance to reduce your nonpassive income or tax on nonpassive income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   The maximum special allowance is reduced if your modified adjusted gross income exceeds certain amounts. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Phaseout rule , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Kate, a single taxpayer, has $70,000 in wages, $15,000 income from a limited partnership, a $26,000 loss from rental real estate activities in which she actively participated, and is not subject to the modified adjusted gross income phaseout rule. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe She can use $15,000 of her $26,000 loss to offset her $15,000 passive income from the partnership. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe She actively participated in her rental real estate activities, so she can use the remaining $11,000 rental real estate loss to offset $11,000 of her nonpassive income (wages). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Commercial revitalization deduction (CRD). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   The special allowance must first be applied to losses from rental real estate activities figured without the CRD. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Any remaining part of the special allowance is available for the CRD from the rental real estate activities and is not subject to the active participation rules or the phaseout based on modified adjusted gross income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You cannot claim a CRD for a building placed in service after December 31, 2009. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Active participation. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Active participation is not the same as material participation (defined later). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Active participation is a less stringent standard than material participation. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For example, you may be treated as actively participating if you make management decisions in a significant and bona fide sense. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Management decisions that count as active participation include approving new tenants, deciding on rental terms, approving expenditures, and similar decisions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Only individuals can actively participate in rental real estate activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, a decedent's estate is treated as actively participating for its tax years ending less than 2 years after the decedent's death, if the decedent would have satisfied the active participation requirement for the activity for the tax year the decedent died. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A decedent's qualified revocable trust can also be treated as actively participating if both the trustee and the executor (if any) of the estate choose to treat the trust as part of the estate. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The choice applies to tax years ending after the decedent's death and before: 2 years after the decedent's death if no estate tax return is required, or 6 months after the estate tax liability is finally determined if an estate tax return is required. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   The choice is irrevocable and cannot be made later than the due date for the estate's first income tax return (including any extensions). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Limited partners are not treated as actively participating in a partnership's rental real estate activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You are not treated as actively participating in a rental real estate activity unless your interest in the activity (including your spouse's interest) was at least 10% (by value) of all interests in the activity throughout the year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Active participation is not required to take the low-income housing credit, the rehabilitation investment credit, or CRD from rental real estate activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Mike, a single taxpayer, had the following income and loss during the tax year: Salary $42,300 Dividends 300 Interest 1,400 Rental loss (4,000) The rental loss came from a house Mike owned. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe He advertised and rented the house to the current tenant himself. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe He also collected the rents and did the repairs or hired someone to do them. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Even though the rental loss is a loss from a passive activity, Mike can use the entire $4,000 loss to offset his other income because he actively participated. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Phaseout rule. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   The maximum special allowance of $25,000 ($12,500 for married individuals filing separate returns and living apart at all times during the year) is reduced by 50% of the amount of your modified adjusted gross income that is more than $100,000 ($50,000 if you are married filing separately). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If your modified adjusted gross income is $150,000 or more ($75,000 or more if you are married filing separately), you generally cannot use the special allowance. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe    Modified adjusted gross income for this purpose is your adjusted gross income figured without the following. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Taxable social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Deductible contributions to individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and section 501(c)(18) pension plans. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The exclusion from income of interest from qualified U. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe S. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe savings bonds used to pay qualified higher education expenses. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The exclusion from income of amounts received from an employer's adoption assistance program. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Passive activity income or loss included on Form 8582. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Any rental real estate loss allowed because you materially participated in the rental activity as a Real Estate Professional (as discussed later, under Activities That Are Not Passive Activities). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Any overall loss from a publicly traded partnership (see Publicly Traded Partnerships (PTPs) in the instructions for Form 8582). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The deduction for the employer-equivalent portion of self-employment tax. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The deduction for domestic production activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The deduction allowed for interest on student loans. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe During 2013, John was unmarried and was not a real estate professional. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For 2013, he had $120,000 in salary and a $31,000 loss from his rental real estate activities in which he actively participated. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe His modified adjusted gross income is $120,000. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe When he files his 2013 return, he can deduct only $15,000 of his passive activity loss. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe He must carry over the remaining $16,000 passive activity loss to 2014. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe He figures his deduction and carryover as follows: Adjusted gross income, modified as required $120,000       Minus amount not subject to phaseout 100,000 Amount subject to phaseout rule $20,000 Multiply by 50% × 50% Required reduction to special allowance $10,000 Maximum special allowance $25,000 Minus required reduction (see above) 10,000 Adjusted special allowance $15,000 Passive loss from rental real estate $31,000 Deduction allowable/Adjusted  special allowance (see above) 15,000       Amount that must be carried forward $16,000 Exceptions to the phaseout rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A higher phaseout range applies to rehabilitation investment credits from rental real estate activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For those credits, the phaseout of the $25,000 special allowance starts when your modified adjusted gross income exceeds $200,000 ($100,000 if you are a married individual filing a separate return and living apart at all times during the year). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   There is no phaseout of the $25,000 special allowance for low-income housing credits or for the CRD. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Ordering rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you have more than one of the exceptions to the phaseout rules in the same tax year, you must apply the $25,000 phaseout against your passive activity losses and credits in the following order. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The portion of passive activity losses not attributable to the CRD. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The portion of passive activity losses attributable to the CRD. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The portion of passive activity credits attributable to credits other than the rehabilitation and low-income housing credits. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The portion of passive activity credits attributable to the rehabilitation credit. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The portion of passive activity credits attributable to the low-income housing credit. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Activities That Are Not Passive Activities The following are not passive activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Trade or business activities in which you materially participated for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe A working interest in an oil or gas well which you hold directly or through an entity that does not limit your liability (such as a general partner interest in a partnership). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe It does not matter whether you materially participated in the activity for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, if your liability was limited for part of the year (for example, you converted your general partner interest to a limited partner interest during the year) and you had a net loss from the well for the year, some of your income and deductions from the working interest may be treated as passive activity gross income and passive activity deductions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe  See Temporary Regulations section 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe 469-1T(e)(4)(ii). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The rental of a dwelling unit that you also used for personal purposes during the year for more than the greater of 14 days or 10% of the number of days during the year that the home was rented at a fair rental. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe An activity of trading personal property for the account of those who own interests in the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Temporary Regulations section 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe 469-1T(e)(6). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Rental real estate activities in which you materially participated as a real estate professional. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Real Estate Professional , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You should not enter income and losses from these activities on Form 8582. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Instead, enter them on the forms or schedules you would normally use. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Material Participation A trade or business activity is not a passive activity if you materially participated in the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Material participation tests. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe    You materially participated in a trade or business activity for a tax year if you satisfy any of the following tests. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You participated in the activity for more than 500 hours. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Your participation was substantially all the participation in the activity of all individuals for the tax year, including the participation of individuals who did not own any interest in the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You participated in the activity for more than 100 hours during the tax year, and you participated at least as much as any other individual (including individuals who did not own any interest in the activity) for the year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The activity is a significant participation activity, and you participated in all significant participation activities for more than 500 hours. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe A significant participation activity is any trade or business activity in which you participated for more than 100 hours during the year and in which you did not materially participate under any of the material participation tests, other than this test. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Significant Participation Passive Activities , under Recharacterization of Passive Income, later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You materially participated in the activity for any 5 (whether or not consecutive) of the 10 immediately preceding tax years. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The activity is a personal service activity in which you materially participated for any 3 (whether or not consecutive) preceding tax years. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe An activity is a personal service activity if it involves the performance of personal services in the fields of health (including veterinary services), law, engineering, architecture, accounting, actuarial science, performing arts, consulting, or any other trade or business in which capital is not a material income-producing factor. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Based on all the facts and circumstances, you participated in the activity on a regular, continuous, and substantial basis during the year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You did not materially participate in the activity under test (7) if you participated in the activity for 100 hours or less during the year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Your participation in managing the activity does not count in determining whether you materially participated under this test if: Any person other than you received compensation for managing the activity, or Any individual spent more hours during the tax year managing the activity than you did (regardless of whether the individual was compensated for the management services). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Participation. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   In general, any work you do in connection with an activity in which you own an interest is treated as participation in the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Work not usually performed by owners. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You do not treat the work you do in connection with an activity as participation in the activity if both of the following are true. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The work is not work that is customarily done by the owner of that type of activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe One of your main reasons for doing the work is to avoid the disallowance of any loss or credit from the activity under the passive activity rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Participation as an investor. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You do not treat the work you do in your capacity as an investor in an activity as participation unless you are directly involved in the day-to-day management or operations of the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Work you do as an investor includes: Studying and reviewing financial statements or reports on operations of the activity, Preparing or compiling summaries or analyses of the finances or operations of the activity for your own use, and Monitoring the finances or operations of the activity in a nonmanagerial capacity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Spouse's participation. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Your participation in an activity includes your spouse's participation. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe This applies even if your spouse did not own any interest in the activity and you and your spouse do not file a joint return for the year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Proof of participation. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You can use any reasonable method to prove your participation in an activity for the year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You do not have to keep contemporaneous daily time reports, logs, or similar documents if you can establish your participation in some other way. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For example, you can show the services you performed and the approximate number of hours spent by using an appointment book, calendar, or narrative summary. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Limited partners. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you owned an activity as a limited partner, you generally are not treated as materially participating in the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, you are treated as materially participating in the activity if you met test (1), (5), or (6) under Material participation tests , discussed earlier, for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You are not treated as a limited partner, however, if you also were a general partner in the partnership at all times during the partnership's tax year ending with or within your tax year (or, if shorter, during that part of the partnership's tax year in which you directly or indirectly owned your limited partner interest). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Retired or disabled farmer and surviving spouse of a farmer. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you are a retired or disabled farmer, you are treated as materially participating in a farming activity if you materially participated for 5 or more of the 8 years before your retirement or disability. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Similarly, if you are a surviving spouse of a farmer, you are treated as materially participating in a farming activity if the real property used in the activity meets the estate tax rules for special valuation of farm property passed from a qualifying decedent, and you actively manage the farm. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Corporations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A closely held corporation or a personal service corporation is treated as materially participating in an activity only if one or more shareholders holding more than 50% by value of the outstanding stock of the corporation materially participate in the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A closely held corporation can also satisfy the material participation standard by meeting the first two requirements for the qualifying business exception from the at-risk limits. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Special exception for qualified corporations under Activities Covered by the At-Risk Rules, later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Real Estate Professional Generally, rental activities are passive activities even if you materially participated in them. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, if you qualified as a real estate professional, rental real estate activities in which you materially participated are not passive activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For this purpose, each interest you have in a rental real estate activity is a separate activity, unless you choose to treat all interests in rental real estate activities as one activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See the Instructions for Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss, for information about making this choice. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you qualified as a real estate professional for 2013, report income or losses from rental real estate activities in which you materially participated as nonpassive income or losses, and complete line 43 of Schedule E (Form 1040). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you also have an unallowed loss from these activities from an earlier year when you did not qualify, see Treatment of former passive activities under Passive Activities, earlier. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Qualifications. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You qualified as a real estate professional for the year if you met both of the following requirements. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe More than half of the personal services you performed in all trades or businesses during the tax year were performed in real property trades or businesses in which you materially participated. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You performed more than 750 hours of services during the tax year in real property trades or businesses in which you materially participated. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Do not count personal services you performed as an employee in real property trades or businesses unless you were a 5% owner of your employer. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You were a 5% owner if you owned (or are considered to have owned) more than 5% of your employer's outstanding stock, outstanding voting stock, or capital or profits interest. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you file a joint return, do not count your spouse's personal services to determine whether you met the preceding requirements. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, you can count your spouse's participation in an activity in determining if you materially participated. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Real property trades or businesses. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A real property trade or business is a trade or business that does any of the following with real property. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Develops or redevelops it. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Constructs or reconstructs it. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Acquires it. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Converts it. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Rents or leases it. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Operates or manages it. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Brokers it. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Closely held corporations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A closely held corporation can qualify as a real estate professional if more than 50% of the gross receipts for its tax year came from real property trades or businesses in which it materially participated. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Passive Activity Income and Deductions In figuring your net income or loss from a passive activity, take into account only passive activity income and passive activity deductions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Self-charged interest. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Certain self-charged interest income or deductions may be treated as passive activity gross income or passive activity deductions if the loan proceeds are used in a passive activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Generally, self-charged interest income and deductions result from loans between you and a partnership or S corporation in which you had a direct or indirect ownership interest. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe This includes both loans you made to the partnership or S corporation and loans the partnership or S corporation made to you. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   It also includes loans from one partnership or S corporation to another partnership or S corporation if each owner in the borrowing entity has the same proportional ownership interest in the lending entity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe    Exception. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The self-charged interest rules do not apply to your interest in a partnership or S corporation if the entity made an election under Regulations section 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe 469-7(g) to avoid the application of these rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For more details on the self-charged interest rules, see Regulations section 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe 469-7. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Passive Activity Income Passive activity income includes all income from passive activities and generally includes gain from disposition of an interest in a passive activity or property used in a passive activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Passive activity income does not include the following items. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Income from an activity that is not a passive activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe These activities are discussed under Activities That Are Not Passive Activities , earlier. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Portfolio income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe This includes interest, dividends, annuities, and royalties not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe It includes gain or loss from the disposition of property that produces these types of income or that is held for investment. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The exclusion for portfolio income does not apply to self-charged interest treated as passive activity income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For more information on self-charged interest, see Self-charged interest , earlier. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Personal service income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe This includes salaries, wages, commissions, self-employment income from trade or business activities in which you materially participated, deferred compensation, taxable social security and other retirement benefits, and payments from partnerships to partners for personal services. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Income from positive section 481 adjustments allocated to activities other than passive activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe (Section 481 adjustments are adjustments that must be made due to changes in your accounting method. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe ) Income or gain from investments of working capital. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Income from an oil or gas property if you treated any loss from a working interest in the property for any tax year beginning after 1986 as a nonpassive loss, as discussed in item (2) under Activities That Are Not Passive Activities , earlier. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe This also applies to income from other oil and gas property the basis of which is determined wholly or partly by the basis of the property in the preceding sentence. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Any income from intangible property, such as a patent, copyright, or literary, musical, or artistic composition, if your personal efforts significantly contributed to the creation of the property. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Any other income that must be treated as nonpassive income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Recharacterization of Passive Income , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Overall gain from any interest in a publicly traded partnership. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Publicly Traded Partnerships (PTPs) in the instructions for Form 8582. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe State, local, and foreign income tax refunds. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Income from a covenant not to compete. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Reimbursement of a casualty or theft loss included in gross income to recover all or part of a prior year loss deduction, if the loss deduction was not a passive activity deduction. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Cancellation of debt income, if at the time the debt is discharged the debt is not allocated to passive activities under the interest expense allocation rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See chapter 4 of Publication 535, Business Expenses, for information about the rules for allocating interest. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Disposition of property interests. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Gain on the disposition of an interest in property generally is passive activity income if, at the time of the disposition, the property was used in an activity that was a passive activity in the year of disposition. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The gain generally is not passive activity income if, at the time of disposition, the property was used in an activity that was not a passive activity in the year of disposition. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe An exception to this general rule may apply if you previously used the property in a different activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exception for more than one use in the preceding 12 months. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you used the property in more than one activity during the 12-month period before its disposition, you must allocate the gain between the activities on a basis that reasonably reflects the property's use during that period. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Any gain allocated to a passive activity is passive activity income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   For this purpose, an allocation of the gain solely to the activity in which the property was mainly used during that period reasonably reflects the property's use if the fair market value of your interest in the property is not more than the lesser of: $10,000, or 10% of the total of the fair market value of your interest in the property and the fair market value of all other property used in that activity immediately before the disposition. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exception for substantially appreciated property. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   The gain is passive activity income if the fair market value of the property at disposition was more than 120% of its adjusted basis and either of the following conditions applies. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You used the property in a passive activity for 20% of the time you held your interest in the property. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You used the property in a passive activity for the entire 24-month period before its disposition. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If neither condition applies, the gain is not passive activity income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, it is treated as portfolio income only if you held the property for investment for more than half of the time you held it in nonpassive activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   For this purpose, treat property you held through a corporation (other than an S corporation) or other entity whose owners receive only portfolio income as property held in a nonpassive activity and as property held for investment. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Also, treat the date you agree to transfer your interest for a fixed or determinable amount as the disposition date. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you used the property in more than one activity during the 12-month period before its disposition, this exception applies only to the part of the gain allocated to a passive activity under the rules described in the preceding discussion. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Disposition of property converted to inventory. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you disposed of property that you had converted to inventory from its use in another activity (for example, you sold condominium units you previously held for use in a rental activity), a special rule may apply. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Under this rule, you disregard the property's use as inventory and treat it as if it were still used in that other activity at the time of disposition. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe This rule applies only if you meet all of the following conditions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe At the time of disposition, you held your interest in the property in a dealing activity (an activity that involves holding the property or similar property mainly for sale to customers in the ordinary course of a trade or business). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Your other activities included a nondealing activity (an activity that does not involve holding similar property for sale to customers in the ordinary course of a trade or business) in which you used the property for more than 80% of the period you held it. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You did not acquire or hold your interest in the property for the main purpose of selling it to customers in the ordinary course of a trade or business. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Passive Activity Deductions Generally, a deduction is a passive activity deduction for a taxable year if and only if such deduction either: Arises in connection with the conduct of an activity that is a passive activity for the tax year; or Is treated as a deduction from an activity for the tax year because it was disallowed by the passive activity rules in the preceding year and carried forward to the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For purposes of item (1), above, an item of deduction arises in the taxable year in which the item would be allowable as a deduction under the taxpayer's method of accounting if taxable income for all taxable years were determined without regard to the passive activity rules and without regard to the basis, excess farm loss, and at-risk limits. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Coordination with other limitations on deductions that apply before the passive activity rules , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Passive activity deductions generally include losses from dispositions of property used in a passive activity at the time of the disposition and losses from a disposition of less than your entire interest in a passive activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exceptions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Passive activity deductions do not include the following items. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Deductions for expenses (other than interest expense) that are clearly and directly allocable to portfolio income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Qualified home mortgage interest, capitalized interest expenses, and other interest expenses (other than self-charged interest) properly allocable to passive activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For more information on self-charged interest, see Self-charged interest under Passive Activity Income and Deductions, earlier. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Losses from dispositions of property that produce portfolio income or property held for investment. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe State, local, and foreign income taxes. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Miscellaneous itemized deductions that may be disallowed because of the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Charitable contribution deductions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Net operating loss deductions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Percentage depletion carryovers for oil and gas wells. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Capital loss carrybacks and carryovers. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Items of deduction from a passive activity that are disallowed under the limits on deductions that apply before the passive activity rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Coordination with other limitations on deductions that apply before the passive activity rules , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Deductions and losses that would have been allowed for tax years beginning before 1987 but for basis or at-risk limits. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Net negative section 481 adjustments allocated to activities other than passive activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe (Section 481 adjustments are adjustments required due to changes in accounting methods. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe ) Casualty and theft losses, unless losses similar in cause and severity recur regularly in the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The deduction for the employer-equivalent portion of self-employment tax. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Coordination with other limitations on deductions that apply before the passive activity rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   An item of deduction from a passive activity that is disallowed for a tax year under the basis or at-risk limitations is not a passive activity deduction for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The following sections provide rules for figuring the extent to which items of deduction from a passive activity are disallowed for a tax year under the basis or at-risk limitations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Proration of deductions disallowed under basis limitations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If any amount of your distributive share of a partnership's loss for the tax year is disallowed under the basis limitation, a ratable portion of your distributive share of each item of deduction or loss of the partnership is disallowed for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For this purpose, the ratable portion of an item of deduction or loss is the amount of such item multiplied by the fraction obtained by dividing: The amount of your distributive share of partnership loss that is disallowed for the taxable year; by The sum of your distributive shares of all items of deduction and loss of the partnership for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If any amount of your pro rata share of an S corporation's loss for the tax year is disallowed under the basis limitation, a ratable portion of your pro rata share of each item of deduction or loss of the S corporation is disallowed for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For this purpose, the ratable portion of an item of deduction or loss is the amount of such item multiplied by the fraction obtained by dividing: The amount of your share of S corporation loss that is disallowed for the tax year; by The sum of your pro rata shares of all items of deduction and loss of the corporation for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Proration of deductions disallowed under at-risk limitation. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If any amount of your loss from an activity (as defined in Activities Covered by the At-Risk Rules , later) is disallowed under the at-risk rules for the tax year, a ratable portion of each item of deduction or loss from the activity is disallowed for the tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For this purpose, the ratable portion of an item of deduction or loss is the amount of such item multiplied by the fraction obtained by dividing: The amount of the loss from the activity that is disallowed for the tax year; by The sum of all deductions from the activity for the taxable year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Coordination of basis and at-risk limitations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   The portion of any item of deduction or loss that is disallowed for the tax year under the basis limitations is not taken into account for the taxable year in determining the loss from an activity (as defined in Activities Covered by the At-Risk Rules , later) for purposes of applying the at-risk rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Separately identified items of deduction and loss. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   In identifying the items of deduction and loss from an activity that are not disallowed under the basis and at-risk limitations (and that therefore may be treated as passive activity deductions), you need not account separately for any item of deduction or loss unless such item may, if separately taken into account, result in an income tax liability different from that which would result were such item of deduction or loss taken into account separately. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Items of deduction or loss that must be accounted for separately include (but are not limited to) items of deduction or loss that: Are attributable to separate activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Grouping Your Activities , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Arise in a rental real estate activity in tax years in which you actively participate in such activity; Arise in a rental real estate activity in taxable years in which you do not actively participate in such activity; Arose in a taxable year beginning before 1987 and were not allowed for such taxable year under the basis or at-risk limitations; Are taken into account under section 613A(d) (relating to limitations on certain depletion deductions); Are taken into account under section 1211 (relating to the limitation on capital losses); Are taken into account under section 1231 (relating to property used in a trade or business and involuntary conversions). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Section 1231 Gains and Losses in Publication 544 for more information. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Are attributable to pre-enactment interests in activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Regulations section 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe 469-11T(c). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Grouping Your Activities You can treat one or more trade or business activities, or rental activities, as a single activity if those activities form an appropriate economic unit for measuring gain or loss under the passive activity rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Grouping is important for a number of reasons. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you group two activities into one larger activity, you need only show material participation in the activity as a whole. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe But if the two activities are separate, you must show material participation in each one. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe On the other hand, if you group two activities into one larger activity and you dispose of one of the two, then you have disposed of only part of your entire interest in the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe But if the two activities are separate and you dispose of one of them, then you have disposed of your entire interest in that activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Grouping can also be important in determining whether you meet the 10% ownership requirement for actively participating in a rental real estate activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Appropriate Economic Units Generally, to determine if activities form an appropriate economic unit, you must consider all the relevant facts and circumstances. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You can use any reasonable method of applying the relevant facts and circumstances in grouping activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The following factors have the greatest weight in determining whether activities form an appropriate economic unit. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe All of the factors do not have to apply to treat more than one activity as a single activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The factors that you should consider are: The similarities and differences in the types of trades or businesses, The extent of common control, The extent of common ownership, The geographical location, and The interdependencies between or among activities, which may include the extent to which the activities: Buy or sell goods between or among themselves, Involve products or services that are generally provided together, Have the same customers, Have the same employees, or Use a single set of books and records to account for the activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe John Jackson owns a bakery and a movie theater at a shopping mall in Baltimore and a bakery and movie theater in Philadelphia. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Based on all the relevant facts and circumstances, there may be more than one reasonable method for grouping John's activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For example, John may be able to group the movie theaters and the bakeries into: One activity, A movie theater activity and a bakery activity, A Baltimore activity and a Philadelphia activity, or Four separate activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example 2. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Betty is a partner in ABC partnership, which sells nonfood items to grocery stores. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Betty is also a partner in DEF (a trucking business). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe ABC and DEF are under common control. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The main part of DEF's business is transporting goods for ABC. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe DEF is the only trucking business in which Betty is involved. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Based on the rules of this section, Betty treats ABC's wholesale activity and DEF's trucking activity as a single activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Consistency and disclosure requirement. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Generally, when you group activities into appropriate economic units, you may not regroup those activities in a later tax year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You must meet any disclosure requirements of the IRS when you first group your activities and when you add or dispose of any activities in your groupings. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   However, if the original grouping is clearly inappropriate or there is a material change in the facts and circumstances that makes the original grouping clearly inappropriate, you must regroup the activities and comply with any disclosure requirements of the IRS. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   See Disclosure Requirement , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Regrouping by the IRS. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If any of the activities resulting from your grouping is not an appropriate economic unit and one of the primary purposes of your grouping (or failure to regroup) is to avoid the passive activity rules, the IRS may regroup your activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Rental activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   In general, you cannot group a rental activity with a trade or business activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, you can group them together if the activities form an appropriate economic unit and: The rental activity is insubstantial in relation to the trade or business activity, The trade or business activity is insubstantial in relation to the rental activity, or Each owner of the trade or business activity has the same ownership interest in the rental activity, in which case the part of the rental activity that involves the rental of items of property for use in the trade or business activity may be grouped with the trade or business activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Herbert and Wilma are married and file a joint return. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Healthy Food, an S corporation, is a grocery store business. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Herbert is Healthy Food's only shareholder. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Plum Tower, an S corporation, owns and rents out the building. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Wilma is Plum Tower's only shareholder. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Plum Tower rents part of its building to Healthy Food. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Plum Tower's grocery store rental business and Healthy Food's grocery business are not insubstantial in relation to each other. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Herbert and Wilma file a joint return, so they are treated as one taxpayer for purposes of the passive activity rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The same owner (Herbert and Wilma) owns both Healthy Food and Plum Tower with the same ownership interest (100% in each). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If the grouping forms an appropriate economic unit, as discussed earlier, Herbert and Wilma can group Plum Tower's grocery store rental and Healthy Food's grocery business into a single trade or business activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Grouping of real and personal property rentals. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   In general, you cannot treat an activity involving the rental of real property and an activity involving the rental of personal property as a single activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, you can treat them as a single activity if you provide the personal property in connection with the real property or the real property in connection with the personal property. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Certain activities may not be grouped. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   In general, if you own an interest as a limited partner or a limited entrepreneur in one of the following activities, you may not group that activity with any other activity in another type of business. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Holding, producing, or distributing motion picture films or video tapes. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Farming. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Leasing any section 1245 property (as defined in section 1245(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For a list of section 1245 property, see Section 1245 property under Activities Covered by the At-Risk Rules , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exploring for, or exploiting, oil and gas resources. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exploring for, or exploiting, geothermal deposits. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you own an interest as a limited partner or a limited entrepreneur in an activity described in the list above, you may group that activity with another activity in the same type of business if the grouping forms an appropriate economic unit as discussed earlier. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Limited entrepreneur. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A limited entrepreneur is a person who: Has an interest in an enterprise other than as a limited partner, and Does not actively participate in the management of the enterprise. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Activities conducted through another entity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A personal service corporation, closely held corporation, partnership, or S corporation must group its activities using the rules discussed in this section. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Once the entity groups its activities, you, as the partner or shareholder of the entity, may group those activities (following the rules of this section): With each other, With activities conducted directly by you, or With activities conducted through other entities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe    You may not treat activities grouped together by the entity as separate activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Personal service and closely held corporations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You may group an activity conducted through a personal service or closely held corporation with your other activities only to determine whether you materially or significantly participated in those other activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe See Material Participation , earlier, and Significant Participation Passive Activities , later. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Publicly traded partnership (PTP). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You may not group activities conducted through a PTP with any other activity, including an activity conducted through another PTP. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Partial dispositions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you dispose of substantially all of an activity during your tax year, you may treat the part disposed of as a separate activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, you can do this only if you can show with reasonable certainty: The amount of deductions and credits disallowed in prior years under the passive activity rules that is allocable to the part of the activity disposed of, and The amount of gross income and any other deductions and credits for the current tax year that is allocable to the part of the activity disposed of. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Disclosure Requirement For tax years beginning after January 24, 2010, the following disclosure requirements for groupings apply. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You are required to report certain changes to your groupings that occur during the tax year to the IRS. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you fail to report these changes, each trade or business activity or rental activity will be treated as a separate activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You will be considered to have made a timely disclosure if you filed all affected income tax returns consistent with the claimed grouping and make the required disclosure on the income tax return for the year in which you first discovered the failure to disclose. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If the IRS discovered the failure to disclose, you must have reasonable cause for not making the required disclosure. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe New grouping. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You must file a written statement with your original income tax return for the first tax year in which two or more activities are originally grouped into a single activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The statement must provide the names, addresses, and employer identification numbers (EINs), if applicable, for the activities being grouped as a single activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe In addition, the statement must contain a declaration that the grouped activities make up an appropriate economic unit for the measurement of gain or loss under the passive activity rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Addition to an existing grouping. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You must file a written statement with your original income tax return for the tax year in which you add a new activity to an existing group. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The statement must provide the name, address, and EIN, if applicable, for the activity that is being added and for the activities in the existing group. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe In addition, the statement must contain a declaration that the activities make up an appropriate economic unit for the measurement of gain or loss under the passive activity rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Regrouping. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You must file a written statement with your original income tax return for the tax year in which you regroup the activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The statement must provide the names, addresses, and EINs, if applicable, for the activities that are being regrouped. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If two or more activities are being regrouped into a single activity, the statement must contain a declaration that the regrouped activities make up an appropriate economic unit for the measurement of gain or loss under the passive activity rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe In addition, the statement must contain an explanation of the material change in the facts and circumstances that made the original grouping clearly inappropriate. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Groupings by partnerships and S corporations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Partnerships and S corporations are not subject to the rules for new grouping, addition to an existing grouping, or regrouping. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Instead, they must comply with the disclosure instructions for grouping activities provided in their Form 1065, U. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe S. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Return of Partnership Income, or Form 1120S, U. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe S. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Income Tax Return for an S Corporation, whichever is applicable. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   The partner or shareholder is not required to make a separate disclosure of the groupings disclosed by the entity unless the partner or shareholder: Groups together any of the activities that the entity does not group together, Groups the entity's activities with activities conducted directly by the partner or shareholder, or Groups an entity's activities with activities conducted through another entity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A partner or shareholder may not treat activities grouped together by the entity as separate activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Recharacterization of Passive Income Net income from the following passive activities may have to be recharacterized and excluded from passive activity income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Significant participation passive activities, Rental of property when less than 30% of the unadjusted basis of the property is subject to depreciation, Equity-financed lending activities, Rental of property incidental to development activities, Rental of property to nonpassive activities, and Licensing of intangible property by  pass-through entities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you are engaged in or have an interest in one of these activities during the tax year (either directly or through a partnership or an S corporation), combine the income and losses from the activity to determine if you have a net loss or net income from that activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If the result is a net loss, treat the income and losses the same as any other income or losses from that type of passive activity (trade or business activity or rental activity). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If the result is net income, do not enter any of the income or losses from the activity or property on Form 8582 or its worksheets. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Instead, enter income or losses on the form and schedules you normally use. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, see Significant Participation Passive Activities , later, if the activity is a significant participation passive activity and you also have a net loss from a different significant participation passive activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Limit on recharacterized passive income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   The total amount that you treat as nonpassive income under the rules described later in this discussion for significant participation passive activities, rental of nondepreciable property, and equity-financed lending activities cannot exceed the greatest amount that you treat as nonpassive income under any one of these rules. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Investment income and investment expense. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   To figure your investment interest expense limitation on Form 4952, treat as investment income any net passive income recharacterized as nonpassive income from rental of nondepreciable property, equity-financed lending activity, or licensing of intangible property by a pass-through entity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Significant Participation Passive Activities A significant participation passive activity is any trade or business activity in which you participated for more than 100 hours during the tax year but did not materially participate. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If your gross income from all significant participation passive activities is more than your deductions from those activities, a part of your net income from each significant participation passive activity is treated as nonpassive income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Corporations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   An activity of a personal service corporation or closely held corporation is a significant participation passive activity if both of the following statements are true. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The corporation is not treated as materially participating in the activity for the year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe One or more individuals, each of whom is treated as significantly participating in the activity, directly or indirectly hold (in total) more than 50% (by value) of the corporation's outstanding stock. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Worksheet A. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Complete Worksheet A. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Significant Participation Passive Activities , below, if you have income or losses from any significant participation activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Begin by entering the name of each activity in the left column. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Column (a). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Enter the number of hours you participated in each activity and total the column. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If the total is more than 500, do not complete Worksheet A or B. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe None of the activities are passive activities because you satisfy test 4 for material participation. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe (See Material participation tests , earlier. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe ) Report all the income and losses from these activities on the forms and schedules you normally use. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Do not include the income and losses on Form 8582. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Column (b). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Enter the net loss, if any, from the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Net loss from an activity means either: The activity's current year net loss (if any) plus prior year unallowed losses (if any), or The excess of prior year unallowed losses over the current year net income (if any). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Enter -0- here if the prior year unallowed loss is the same as the current year net income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Column (c). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Enter net income (if any) from the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Net income means the excess of the current year's net income from the activity over any prior year unallowed losses from the activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Column (d). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Combine amounts in the Totals row for columns (b) and (c) and enter the total net income or net loss in the Totals row of column (d). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If column (d) is a net loss, skip Worksheet B, Significant Participation Activities With Net Income. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Include the income and losses in Worksheet 3 of Form 8582 (or Worksheet 2 in the Form 88
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E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Publication 1544 - Main Content Table of Contents Why Report These Payments? Who Must File Form 8300?What Payments Must Be Reported? What Is Cash? Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) What Is a Related Transaction? What About Suspicious Transactions? When, Where, and What To File Examples Penalties How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Why Report These Payments? Drug dealers and smugglers often use large cash payments to “launder” money from illegal activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Laundering means converting “dirty” or illegally-gained money to “clean” money. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The government can often trace this laundered money through the payments you report. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Laws passed by Congress require you to report these payments. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Your compliance with these laws provides valuable information that can stop those who evade taxes and those who profit from the drug trade and other criminal activities. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 increased the scope of these laws to help trace funds used for terrorism. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Who Must File Form 8300? Generally, any person in a trade or business who receives more than $10,000 in cash in a single transaction or in related transactions must file Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For example, you may have to file Form 8300 if you are a dealer in jewelry, furniture, boats, aircraft, or automobiles; a pawnbroker; an attorney; a real estate broker; an insurance company; or a travel agency. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Special rules for clerks of federal or state courts are discussed later under Bail received by court clerks. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, you do not have to file Form 8300 if the transaction is not related to your trade or business. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For example, if you own a jewelry store and sell your personal automobile for more than $10,000 in cash, you would not submit a Form 8300 for that transaction. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Transaction defined. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe    A “transaction” occurs when: Goods, services, or property are sold; Property is rented; Cash is exchanged for other cash; A contribution is made to a trust or escrow account; A loan is made or repaid; or Cash is converted to a negotiable instrument, such as a check or a bond. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Person defined. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A “person” includes an individual, a company, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a trust, or an estate. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Exempt organizations, including employee plans, are also “persons. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe ” However, exempt organizations do not have to file Form 8300 for a more-than-$10,000 charitable cash contribution they receive since it is not received in the course of a trade or business. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Foreign transactions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You do not have to file Form 8300 if the entire transaction (including the receipt of cash) takes place outside of: The 50 states, The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or A possession or territory of the United States. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, you must file Form 8300 if any part of the transaction (including the receipt of cash) occurs in Puerto Rico or a possession or territory of the United States and you are subject to the Internal Revenue Code. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Bail received by court clerks. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Any clerk of a federal or state court who receives more than $10,000 in cash as bail for an individual charged with any of the following criminal offenses must file Form 8300: Any federal offense involving a controlled substance, Racketeering, Money laundering, and Any state offense substantially similar to (1), (2), or (3) above. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For more information about the rules that apply to court clerks, see Section 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe 6050I-2 of the Income Tax Regulations. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe What Payments Must Be Reported? You must file Form 8300 to report cash paid to you if it is: Over $10,000, Received as: One lump sum of over $10,000, Installment payments that cause the total cash received within 1 year of the initial payment to total more than $10,000, or Other previously unreportable payments that cause the total cash received within a 12-month period to total more than $10,000, Received in the course of your trade or business, Received from the same buyer (or agent), and Received in a single transaction or in related transactions (defined later). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe What Is Cash? Cash is: The coins and currency of the United States (and any other country), and A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order you receive, if it has a face amount of $10,000 or less and you receive it in: A designated reporting transaction (defined later), or Any transaction in which you know the payer is trying to avoid the reporting of the transaction on Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Cash may include a cashier's check even if it is called a “treasurer's check” or “bank check. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe ” Cash does not include a check drawn on an individual's personal account. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order with a face amount of more than $10,000 is not treated as cash. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe These items are not defined as cash and you do not have to file Form 8300 when you receive them because, if they were bought with currency, the bank or other financial institution that issued them must file a report on FinCEN Form 104. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You are a coin dealer. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Bob Green buys gold coins from you for $13,200. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe He pays for them with $6,200 in U. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe S. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe currency and a cashier's check having a face amount of $7,000. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The cashier's check is treated as cash. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You have received more than $10,000 cash and must file Form 8300 for this transaction. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example 2. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You are a retail jeweler. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Mary North buys an item of jewelry from you for $12,000. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe She pays for it with a personal check payable to you in the amount of $9,600 and traveler's checks totaling $2,400. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Because the personal check is not treated as cash, you have not received more than $10,000 cash in the transaction. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You do not have to file Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example 3. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You are a boat dealer. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Emily Jones buys a boat from you for $16,500. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe She pays for it with a cashier's check payable to you in the amount of $16,500. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The cashier's check is not treated as cash because its face amount is more than $10,000. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You do not have to file Form 8300 for this transaction. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Designated Reporting Transaction A designated reporting transaction is the retail sale of any of the following: A consumer durable, such as an automobile or boat. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe A consumer durable is property, other than land or buildings, that: Is suitable for personal use, Can reasonably be expected to last at least 1 year under ordinary use, Has a sales price of more than $10,000, and Can be seen or touched (tangible property). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For example, a $20,000 car is a consumer durable, but a $20,000 dump truck or factory machine is not. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The car is a consumer durable even if you sell it to a buyer who will use it in a business. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe A collectible (for example, a work of art, rug, antique, metal, gem, stamp, or coin). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Travel or entertainment, if the total sales price of all items sold for the same trip or entertainment event in one transaction (or related transactions) is more than $10,000. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe To figure the total sales price of all items sold for a trip or entertainment event, you include the sales price of items such as airfare, hotel rooms, and admission tickets. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You are a travel agent. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Ed Johnson asks you to charter a passenger airplane to take a group to a sports event in another city. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe He also asks you to book hotel rooms and admission tickets for the group. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe In payment, he gives you two money orders, each for $6,000. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You have received more than $10,000 cash in this designated reporting transaction. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You must file Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Retail sale. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   The term “retail sale” means any sale made in the course of a trade or business that consists mainly of making sales to ultimate consumers. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Thus, if your business consists mainly of making sales to ultimate consumers, all sales you make in the course of that business are retail sales. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe This includes any sales of items that will be resold. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Broker or intermediary. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A designated reporting transaction includes the retail sale of items (1), (2), or (3) of the preceding list, even if the funds are received by a broker or other intermediary, rather than directly by the seller. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exceptions to Definition of Cash A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order you received in a designated reporting transaction is not treated as cash if one of the following exceptions applies. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exception for certain bank loans. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if it is the proceeds from a bank loan. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe As proof that it is from a bank loan, you may rely on a copy of the loan document, a written statement or lien instruction from the bank, or similar proof. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You are a car dealer. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Mandy White buys a new car from you for $11,500. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe She pays you with $2,000 of U. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe S. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe currency and a cashier's check for $9,500 payable to you and her. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You can tell that the cashier's check is the proceeds of a bank loan because it includes instructions to you to have a lien put on the car as security for the loan. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For this reason, the cashier's check is not treated as cash. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You do not have to file Form 8300 for the transaction. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exception for certain installment sales. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if it is received in payment on a promissory note or an installment sales contract (including a lease that is considered a sale for federal tax purposes). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, this exception applies only if: You use similar notes or contracts in other sales to ultimate consumers in the ordinary course of your trade or business, and The total payments for the sale that you receive on or before the 60th day after the sale are 50% or less of the purchase price. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exception for certain down payment plans. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if you received it in payment for a consumer durable or collectible, and all three of the following statements are true. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You receive it under a payment plan requiring: One or more down payments, and Payment of the rest of the purchase price by the date of sale. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You receive it more than 60 days before the date of sale. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You use payment plans with the same or substantially similar terms when selling to ultimate consumers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exception for travel and entertainment. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order received for travel or entertainment is not treated as cash if all three of the following statements are true. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You receive it under a payment plan requiring: One or more down payments, and Payment of the rest of the purchase price by the earliest date that any travel or entertainment item (such as airfare) is furnished for the trip or entertainment event. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You receive it more than 60 days before the date on which the final payment is due. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You use payment plans with the same or substantially similar terms when selling to ultimate consumers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) You must furnish the correct TIN of the person or persons from whom you receive the cash. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If the transaction is conducted on the behalf of another person or persons, you must furnish the TIN of that person or persons. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you do not know a person's TIN, you have to ask for it. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You may be subject to penalties for an incorrect or missing TIN. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe There are three types of TINs. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The TIN for an individual, including a sole proprietor, is the individual's social security number (SSN). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The TIN for a nonresident alien individual who needs a TIN but is not eligible to get an SSN is an IRS individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe An ITIN has nine digits, similar to an SSN. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The TIN for other persons, including corporations, partnerships, and estates, is the employer identification number (EIN). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Exception. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You are not required to provide the TIN of a person who is a nonresident alien individual or a foreign organization if that person or foreign organization: Does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a U. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe S. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe trade or business; Does not have an office or place of business, or a fiscal or paying agent in the United States; Does not file a federal tax return; Does not furnish a withholding certificate described in §1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe 1441-1(e)(2) or (3) or 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe 1441-5(c)(2)(iv) or (3)(iii) to the extent required under 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe 1441-1(e)(4)(vii); Does not have to furnish a TIN on any return, statement, or other document as required by the income tax regulations under section 897 or 1445; or In the case of a nonresident alien individual, the individual has not chosen to file a joint federal income tax return with a spouse who is a U. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe S. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe citizen or resident. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe What Is a Related Transaction? Any transactions between a buyer (or an agent of the buyer) and a seller that occur within a 24-hour period are related transactions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you receive over $10,000 in cash during two or more transactions with one buyer in a 24-hour period, you must treat the transactions as one transaction and report the payments on Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe For example, if you sell two products for $6,000 each to the same customer in 1 day and the customer pays you in cash, these are related transactions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Because they total $12,000 (more than $10,000), you must file Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe More than 24 hours between transactions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Transactions are related even if they are more than 24 hours apart if you know, or have reason to know, that each is one of a series of connected transactions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   For example, you are a travel agent. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe A client pays you $8,000 in cash for a trip. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Two days later, the same client pays you $3,000 more in cash to include another person on the trip. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe These are related transactions, and you must file Form 8300 to report them. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe What About Suspicious Transactions? If you receive $10,000 or less in cash, you may voluntarily file Form 8300 if the transaction appears to be suspicious. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe A transaction is suspicious if it appears that a person is trying to cause you not to file Form 8300 or is trying to cause you to file a false or incomplete Form 8300, or if there is a sign of possible illegal activity. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you are suspicious, you are encouraged to call the local IRS Criminal Investigation Division as soon as possible. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Or, you can call the FinCEN Financial Institution Hotline toll free at 1-866-556-3974. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe When, Where, and What To File The amount you receive and when you receive it determine when you must file. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Generally, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days after receiving a payment. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If the Form 8300 due date (the 15th or last day you can timely file the form) falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, it is delayed until the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe More than one payment. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   In some transactions, the buyer may arrange to pay you in cash installment payments. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If the first payment is more than $10,000, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If the first payment is not more than $10,000, you must add the first payment and any later payments made within 1 year of the first payment. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe When the total cash payments are more than $10,000, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   After you file Form 8300, you must start a new count of cash payments received from that buyer. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you receive more than $10,000 in additional cash payments from that buyer within a 12-month period, you must file another Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You must file the form within 15 days of the payment that causes the additional payments to total more than $10,000. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you are already required to file Form 8300 and you receive additional payments within the 15 days before you must file, you can report all the payments on one form. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe On January 10, you receive a cash payment of $11,000. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You receive additional cash payments on the same transaction of $4,000 on February 15, $5,000 on March 20, and $6,000 on May 12. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe By January 25, you must file a Form 8300 for the $11,000 payment. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe By May 27, you must file an additional Form 8300 for the additional payments that total $15,000. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Amending a Report?   If you are amending a report, check box 1a at the top of Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Complete the form in its entirety (Parts I-IV) and include the amended information. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Do not attach a copy of the original report. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Where to file. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   Mail the form to the address given in the Form 8300 instructions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Required statement to buyer. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You must give a written or electronic statement to each person named on any Form 8300 you must file. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You can give the statement electronically only if the recipient agrees to receive it in that format. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The statement must show the name and address of your business, the name and phone number of a contact person, and the total amount of reportable cash you received from the person during the year. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe It must state that you are also reporting this information to the IRS. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   You must send this statement to the buyer by January 31 of the year after the year in which you received the cash that caused you to file the form. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe    You must keep a copy of every Form 8300 you file for 5 years. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Examples Example 1. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Pat Brown is the sales manager for Small Town Cars. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe On January 6, 2009, Jane Smith buys a new car from Pat and pays $18,000 in cash. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Pat asks for identification from Jane to get the necessary information to complete Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe A filled-in form is shown in this publication. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Pat must mail the form to the address shown in the form's instructions by January 21, 2009. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe He must also send a statement to Jane by January 31, 2010. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Example 2. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Using the same facts given in Example 1, suppose Jane had arranged to make cash payments of $6,000 each on January 6, February 6, and March 6. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Pat would have to file a Form 8300 by February 26 (17 days after receiving total cash payments within 1 year over $10,000 because February 21, 2009, is a Saturday). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Pat would not have to report the remaining $6,000 cash payment because it is not more than $10,000. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe However, he could report it if he felt it was a suspicious transaction. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Penalties There are civil penalties for failure to: File a correct Form 8300 by the date it is due, and Provide the required statement to those named in the Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you intentionally disregard the requirement to file a correct Form 8300 by the date it is due, the penalty is the greater of: $25,000, or The amount of cash you received and were required to report (up to $100,000). E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe There are criminal penalties for: Willful failure to file Form 8300, Willfully filing a false or fraudulent Form 8300, Stopping or trying to stop Form 8300 from being filed, and Setting up, helping to set up, or trying to set up a transaction in a way that would make it seem unnecessary to file Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you willfully fail to file Form 8300, you can be fined up to $250,000 for individuals ($500,000 for corporations) or sentenced to up to 5 years in prison, or both. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe These dollar amounts are based on Section 3571 of Title 18 of the U. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe S. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Code. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe The penalties for failure to file may also apply to any person (including a payer) who attempts to interfere with or prevent the seller (or business) from filing a correct Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe This includes any attempt to structure the transaction in a way that would make it seem unnecessary to file Form 8300. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Structuring means breaking up a large cash transaction into small cash transactions. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS in several ways. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Free help with your return. 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E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Also, some IRS offices and libraries have the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, Internal Revenue Bulletins, and Cumulative Bulletins available for research purposes. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Services. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You can walk in to your local Taxpayer Assistance Center every business day for personal, face-to-face tax help. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local Taxpayer Assistance Center where you can spread out your records and talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. 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E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   TAS can help if you can’t resolve your problem with the IRS and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You have tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS has not responded to you by the date promised. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe   If you qualify for our help, we’ll do everything we can to get your problem resolved. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe You will be assigned to one advocate who will be with you at every turn. E-file back taxes free for past 3 years taxe We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 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